Shilo Sanders
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Colorado Buffaloes safety Shilo Sanders is entering his senior season of college football. But Deion Sanders’ son may have some questions to answer before returning to the field in August.

According to Westword, Shilo recently filed bankruptcy to avoid an $11.89 million Texas court judgment involving a 2015 assault on a security guard when the athlete was still in high school.

Sanders allegedly elbowed and continued assaulting the guard, causing “severe and permanent injuries including a broken neck, damage to his cervical spine, permanent neurological injuries, and irreversible incontinence.” The victim, John Darjean, alleges he has not yet been paid. He’s also suggesting Shilo isn’t disclosing all his assets accurately.

What’s also interesting about Shilo’s court appearance was when the Colorado athlete revealed his net worth, reported at $325,000. Considering how many NIL deals he’s signed, Shilo’s asset collection seems a bit low.

Shilo is known to have signed endorsement deals with companies such as EA Sports, Google, Starz, and Oikos. He also has a Mercedes-Benz with an expensive wrap on the exterior.

Yet, the court filing states that Shilo’s NIL money is the “most significant and highly valuable asset” Sanders has to his name.

Shilo previously showed having $477,000 in assets in October of 2023, which included investments held in a Robinhood account. Yet, just six months later, his reporting of $325K is an eyebrow-raising drop-off.

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